Downtown Stuart

Just Around The River Bend

I took these pictures today along the river. That is all.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today is one of my favorite holidays (tied with Halloween for my #1 favorite holiday), ST PATRICK’S DAY!

As a kid, me and my whole family would meet up and watch the Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day parade followed by fun festivities at the house. By fun festivities I mean drinking… and eating I guess. I truly miss having our entire clan together for holidays, especially St Pats!!!

Today, I have to work a show at the theatre. -bummer- but the shining light at the end of the tunnel is that we will wrap up early so there’s plenty of time to drink! and I will be drinking! After work we’re heading to our Harpers for whiskey, rowdy music, and some darts/pool.

Being in Downtown Stuart today is actually really fun! Theres live music, green beer and people wearing their green everywhere. It’s a lot of fun!

I’ll have to post pics and my St. Pats adventures a little later. For now, lets pause for a moment and appreciate two Irish hotties: Connor and Murphy (I named my boobs after them also). God, I love this movie and these boys!

Check out my St Patrick’s Day nails! I took the pic last night immediately following my painting and hadn’t yet cleaned them up so you can see several mess-ups.

These are the polishes I used:

Spring & Summer Trend Spotting

I had something very exciting happen this morning!
On my way up to my office, I was stopped by Michelle, the lovely woman who runs The Gauze Shop in Downtown Stuart. (She’s the shop-owner who gave me the adorable black and silver owl earrings.) Anyway, one of her employees found my dog-and-pony blog and told her about how I was talking about The Gauze Shop, and how much I love my earrings, and about my artwork…

Well, Michelle asked me to put my artwork on some of her clothing!!!

How exciting? “Katelyn Johnson, Fashion Designer”? Maybe!

I’m so stoked to have this opportunity to diversify my artwork more and to embark on the
world of fashion. Fashion is art and art is fashion, I love them both.

I will, of course, post more details as they become available. How awesome, though? Right!?

-Spring/Summer Trend Spotting-

Recently I’ve been really excited about the emergence of Spring and Summer! So to get myself ready I’ve been reviewing some of what September’s Fashion Week showed us in the way of trends this Spring and Summer and I am a very happy girl because these looks are my favorites!

Some color trends this season include: Teal (love it), Turquoise, Tans/Neutrals, Corals and Rusty Reds, Silver/Gray, Bright Bold Colors and WHITE!!! I love all the white looks! In fact all these colors make me very happy!

Some of the trends this season include:

  • Biker Style: lots of leather and studs!
  • Punk Rock Style (always love it)
  • Retro 60’s & 70’s
  • Jumpsuits & Playsuits
  • Capris
  • Stripes

…and these trends that I love!!!

70’s Glam is back! I don’t care if it’s ever “In” or not… I always love rocking this look!

“Good Morning, Charlie.” Wide Leg pants are a big trend this year.

Derek Lam (pic #1)

Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch & More.

70’s Bohemian is also big again this season.

Derek Lam & Alexander McQueen

I love all the flow-y, loose, resort-glamour style that’s big right now too!
(The Gauze Shop has a lot of options like this)

Ralph Lauren, Chloe, Derek Lam

Crochet, Macrame and Lace are also a huge trend again this Spring and Summer.

Erdem, Tibi, Marc Jacobs & Erdem

Bright Colors and Bold Prints!!! So in love!

Michael Kors & Erdem

Lots of Earthy, Raw inspirations this season as well.

Hermes, Ralph Lauren & John Galliano

I’m very excited about 2011 fashions! Neutrals, Teals & Turquoise and Retro Boho!!!
I barely have to buy anything this year!.
I did, however, pick up a few things recently… Hey, I’ve been spotting deals everywhere! You have to Carpe de Sales! Otherwise? Non-buyers Remorse… At least when you regret a purchase you actually made you can return it. Miss a sale? There’s no getting that back. 🙂

-Happy Shopping!

I’ve been making all my Spring and Summer plans over the last couple of days as well! 2011 will be incredible! I feel like a kid in school again… waiting for the summer!

oh, and ps: … while on-line shopping around today, I came across this purse from Forever 21… Look familiar?

…looks a lot like the bag I scored at the thrift store the other day! Bam!

The Gauze Shop

Today, one of the coolest things happened while I was at work.

I was outside on the sidewalk and started chatting with Michelle, the owner of a new store that just opened in Downtown Stuart. The store is called The Gauze Shop. They sell resort lifestyle clothing: very flowy, very light. But they also have some really awesome and unique jewlery. Lots of natural stones and rare styles.

Well I was wearing my Black and Silver Owl set (seen above – Christmas Gift from My Mom), and Michelle complimented me on them and said she had a pair of earrings that match my set. She ran inside the shop, grabbed the earrings and showed them to me. They are adorable! Only $22 too! I told her I would be back to buy them when I got my paycheck on Thursday and she took them off their sale backing and handed them to me. She told me she would give them to me at half price if I handed out some of her cards when people asked about them. I told her no problem, I would be happy to support her small local NEW business. She went inside for cards and I followed her in wear I proceeded to look at the other amazing jewelry she has. As Michelle handed me more cards she said the earrings were FREE for me in thanks for spreading the word about her business. I attempted to talk her out of this (I would love to give my money to a small local business.) but she insisted.


Free earrings. So I’m doing my best to keep up my end of the bargain, today alone I’ve handed out two of her cards and now, as you are well aware, I am spreading the word via blog. I wish there was a website to direct you guys to, but unfortunately its not set up. 😦

If you’re a local reader: Please stop by The Gauze Shop and take a look at her amazing inventory yourself. She’s located in Downtown Stuart at: 53 SW Flagler Avenue. Stuart, FL 34994 (the backside address is: 43 Osceola Street. Stuart, FL 34994) She’s between The Lyric Theatre and Lunas Italian Restaurant.

It just made my day to be able to help a small business owner (who just gave me a an awesome gift!)

Burt Reynolds Wrap Party

Tonight was the closing night of An Evening with Burt Reynolds at The Lyric Theatre. So I wanted to give you guys a little wrap-up of some oif the more exciting moments for me over the past few days.

Well first off, Burt Reynolds called me “Babe” which was kind of exciting… I mean, he’s Burt Reynolds for crying out loud! (I’m going to pretend it wasn’t because he didn’t remember my name.)

At yesterday’s performance, Kia arranged for me to sit up in the House Left box with Burt’s people. His manager (? .. I can’t remember who she was exactly) kept turning around and looking at me and I thought the whole time that it was because she was annoyed that I was up there. After the show, however, she laughed and said she thought I was Nicole Kidman there to watch the show!!! I felt pretty good about myself at that moment.

Tonight, following the show, John Loesser, the Exective Director of The Lyric Theatre board of directors and Executive Producer of the show invited some of us to join him, the board of directors, Burt Reynolds and his people and Olive Newton John and her friends for dinner down at The Flagler Grill. It-was-delightful!! They make this amazing maccaroni and cheese dish that is normally served only as a side, but I had some of Kia’s and I nearly died in my seat!

Overall, I had a amazing last couple of days. I’m hoping to take Burt’s master acting class when he teaches some sessions down her at The Lyric. (Fingers Crossed). Here are a few pics I snagged off The Lyric blog of some of the people in attendance tonight.

I was pretty stoked about my outfit today too! Take a look!

Green Cowl Neck Sweater Dress ($10ish from Ross [I think] I bought this back in December)

Skinny Jeans from Old Navy.
Kacie’s Black Boots (No Heel! So Comfortable)

I work the owl jewelry set that Shannon got me for Christmas and my peacock cuff.

… Lucy looking adorable while I took my pictures.